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Saturday
Nov192011

Supplement Spotlight: Bio-Gest

Bio-Gest ® is a comprehensive blend of digestive enzymes which assist in nutrient digestion, absorption, and use as fuel for our bodies. It is a blend of hydrochloric acid (HCL), pancreatin, pepsin, and ox bile. HCL is in essence...

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Saturday
Nov122011

Lab Lesson: Energy & Metabolism

What is it? The Energy & Metabolism test is a comprehensive assessment of thyroid function. Not only does it test the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), which is the standard test ordered in medical clinics but also...

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Saturday
Oct152011

Lab Lesson: Comprehensive Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin known as the “sunshine vitamin” as it is primarily produced in the skin by way of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Vitamin D needs to be converted in the liver to 25-hydroxyvitamin D, which is the most prevalent form found in our blood. The kidneys then convert this form into the active form of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D. Vitamin D receptors have been detected in almost all tissues of the body so it obviously affects the body in many ways. These tissues include the bone, heart, adrenal glands, stomach, liver, skin, breast, pancreas, immune system, brain, prostate, ovaries, and testes. [i] The Comprehensive Vitamin D profile assesses...

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Tuesday
Oct042011

Try-It Tuesday: Sleep in the Dark

Not getting enough quality sleep? Try this out to sleep better tonight.

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Tuesday
Sep272011

Try-It Tuesday: The Sauna

Conventional saunas (or Finnish baths) provide up to 185° of dry heat to enhance blood circulation near the skin to stimulate sweating and provide several health benefits. A study in the American Journal of Medicine, confirmed the benefits of sauna bathing for...

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Friday
Sep022011

Lab Lesson: Anabolic Amino Acid Profile

The Anabolic Amino Acid Profile is a blood test that measures the levels of amino acids (building blocks of protein) in the body. It tests the nine (9) essential amino acids that cannot be produced in our bodies and must come from diet.

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Sunday
Aug142011

H2O – It’s Your Most Important Nutrient

There’s really no argument needed on behalf of a most valuable and overlooked nutrient. It’s estimated that 75% of Americans are dehydrated with the potential for serious health consequences. Are you getting enough water? Do you know why you should?

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